THE ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK
Participants learned how to solve challenging problems using an adaptive approach that investigates two dimensions: technical and adaptive. Identifying the dimension of organizational issues allow leaders to develop a plan of engagement appropriate to the challenge.
Participants learned that leading change is an iterative process of observing, interpreting, and intervening that repeats over time. This is true at the tactical level dealing with daily practices, as well as the strategic level dealing with longer-term priorities and plans.
SCHOOL AND ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
Participants learned how to understand culture in concrete, actionable terms in order to lead change in their school's culture. It was discussed how culture can enable or inhibit your goals, and what makes it strong or weak. Discussions and action steps were based on the work of John Kotter.
ENSURING AN EQUITABLE SCHOOL CULTURE
Participants learned how to identify and address equity challenges, whether these affect the entire or a subset of the student body. Also explored, was the role of culture in sustaining equity, and the different elements that are essential to consider while building an equitable school culture.